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Pronunciation: [ lib-er-teen, lib-er-tin ]
Definition: noun; adjective
1: a person, especially a man, who behaves without moral principles or a sense of responsibility, especially in sexual matters; a person who rejects accepted opinions in matters of religion; a freethinker
2: characterized by a disregard of morality, especially in sexual matters; freethinking in matters of religion
Origin: Late Middle English; Latin
Etymology: from Latin libertinus ‘freedman’, from liber ‘free’. In the mid 16th century, imitating French libertin, the term denoted a member of any of various antinomian sects in France; hence libertine
Example: His image as an unbridled libertine in the magazine article is a complete myth.